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of the house intelligence committee said there is a high probability that chemical weapons were used on those people. today some leading experts are casting doubt on that notion, however. president obama meeting today with israeli prime minister netanyahu repeating his warning that syria would be held accountable for the use of chemical weapons, quote, or their transfer to terrorists. the stakes obviously cannot be higher for making the right call. joining us tonight is chief national correspondent john king who is traveling with president obama in israel. also fran townsend, former homeland security adviser in the bush 43 administration, currently on the advisory committee for the cia, and former cia officer bob baer. this video we just showed from the assad regime, shown on syrian state television. want to show it again. it's supposedly a victim suffering from a chemical weapons attack. no one shows any physical signs of injury, no convulsions, no vomiting. at least three experts on chemical weapons say that judging from what they see here, it doesn't seem like a chemical weapons attack. kn
to be a dry weekend. >> do you have a man cave at your house? >> i wish. >> i know. i'm not even a man and i wish i had one. stick around for this story. it's amazing. >> all right. >>> first though obama care is on the move. is your state one of the 26 that failed to meet obama care deadlines? plus, have you heard the buzz over american eagle's spray-on skinny jeans? it may be the ultimate man cave, bill. 7,000 square feet of space. oh, yeah. this is for the man in your life and it is for sale. "early today" is back in two. >>> welcome back to "early today." here are stories making news this morning. a new report says republican leaders in as many as 26 states are failing to make obamacare deadlines to connect uninsured residents to coverage. if states don't act the federal government will step in. >>> there is a bill legalizing same sex civil unions that makes colorado the 18th state to allow some form of unions for same sex couples. >>> talk about being in the right place at the right time. a man in australia saved the life of a 2-year-old girl when he performed cpr on her at a supermarke
obama made a strategic decision to warm up relations with israel at this time. you know what, even if you have the best friend in the white house, and israelis look fondly upon the period of president clinton or the period especially of president regan. ultimately israelis have to make the choices. winston churchill people said was a great friend of israel and came to the founding in the 1920s and supported the zionist cause of the return of the jews to the homeland. he didn't send the royal air force to bomb the tracks, the railroad track to auschwitz. ifial detects its very existences is threatened israel will have to do what is necessary to deitself. hopefully we won't have is to get to that point but israel must reserve the right to defend itself by itself. that is a clause that president obama used in a number of his speeches. >> mike: we hope it doesn't come to that but i is have every confidence if it does israel will act always in its best interest which is really the best interest of the world. dore, thanks for joining us. a real pleasure. >>> this week, colorado became th
the marriage it would have been zero. >> reporter: president obama now says it is unconstitutional. >> the basic principle that america is founded on, the idea that we're all created equal, applies to everybody. regardless of sexual orientation. >> reporter: house republicans are now defending doma in court. >> the administration doesn't get to decide what's constitutional. the supreme court does. and our financing a lawsuit was to make sure that the proper forum was used to make sure we know what's constitutional and what isn't. >> reporter: the court hears the doma case on wednesday. the prop 8 case on tuesday. and both of them come here as public support for same-sex marriage is growing. different political climate than just four years ago when prop 8 became law. lester? >> pete, thanks. >>> at the vatican today, pope francis celebrated palm sunday mass before a crowd estimated at 250,000. he marked the start of holy week by encouraging people to be um balance and joyful and to lead simple lives. the pope from argentina announced he'll travel to neighboring brazil in july after
. it is time to focus on the real problem in washington, and that is spending. >> house speaker john boehner. professor, your response? also, the obama administration was warning catastrophe is sequestration took place. it took place. >> it is a stunning comment on our dysfunctional government built on top of a dysfunctional economy. here we are in the middle of a crisis. we have millions of people without work. millions of people are losing their homes. we have an economy that does not work for the vast majority. the u.s. government is one of the major customers for goods and services in america. sequestration is simply a cutback in government spending. it does not take rocket science to understand that if the government of the largest single buyer of goods and services cuts back on the goods and services it buys, that means companies across america will sell less and they will have less need of workers and it will lay off workers. so this is in fact that worsens and employment is already severe. if you put that together with the tax increase on january 1 -- let me say a word about that. we
the prime minister of ireland to the white house and then mr. obama embarks on a very important trip overseas to the middle east where he'll sit down with israeli leaders and also meet with leaders of palestinian authority before making his way to jordan. during this trip mr. obama is expected to issue a very strong warning to iran they will not be able to develop nuclear weapons. >> coming up this week on wall street a host of major companies will report their earnings. we'll hear from fedex, general mills, nike, and tiffany. the fed announces its latest rate decision. that comes on wednesday. we'll be listening very closely to comments from central bankers on overall economic recovery especially after a particularly strong february jobs report. then on thursday we'll get the latest existing home sales numbers for the month of february. those are key because existing home sales actually make up about 90% of the overall housing market. that will show us if this rebound we've seen seeing this housing is continuing. we'll track all of that and the latest business news for you on cnn mo
its appeal, the party launched a $10 million vopledge to reach its votes. president obama has also changed his position, announcing his support of same-sex marriage last year and a new poll just today shows 58% of americans agree. brian? >> kristin welker at the white house for us tonight. kristin, thanks. >>> still ahead for us on a monday evening, a major break in one of this nation's largest unsolved mysteries. an unusual appeal from the fbi tonight and a $5 million reward up for grabs. >>> and later, a beautiful sight making a difference for a lot of kids. >>> it was 23 years ago tonight one of the most daring, certainly the largest art heist ever happened in the isabella gardner museum in boston. tonight the fbi is making an unusual public appeal to get some of the stolen masterpieces back, and there is a $5 million reward up for grabs. our report from nbc's pete williams. >> reporter: it remains one of america's major unsolved mysteries. who broke into boston's gardner art museum march 19, 1990 and slashed 19 pieces of art out of their frames, the world's biggest art heist an
house middle east advisers discussed president obama's trip to israel. that is followed by senator carl levin, chairman of the armed services committee, and u.s. defense and foreign policy. later a discussion on expanding coverage under the health care law for the lgbt community. >> president obama is set to arrive in israel on wednesday, followed by a was -- a visit to the west bank and a final stop in jordan, during his first overseas trip in his second term. two former middle east advisers discussed theouse president's trip. from the washington institute, this is 90 minutes. >> good afternoon. and welcome to the washington institute. i am the director of the institute. i'm very happy to welcome all of you today. just at the outside, if i could remind you, cell phone off please. not just on a vibrate. this event is being live streamed for our thousands of fans around the world. the event is being broadcast by c-span. -- say ng you can say can and will be used against you. we are gathered here today because president obama is off for the inaugural overseas visit of his second term. eas
one is in the air. president obama's headed to israel. his first trip there as president. why is he going and what is the white house not telling us about the trip? ambassador john bolton is here to talk about that next. also, oh, is one of the women on "the view" ready to tell all. [ engine revving ] ♪ [ male announcer ] every car we build must make adrenaline pump and pulses quicken. ♪ to help you not just stay alive... but feel alive. the c-class is no exception. it's a mercedes-benz, through and through. see your authorized mercedes-benz aler for exceptional offers through mercedes-benz financial services. through mercedes-benz (announcer) at scottrade, our clto make their money do more.re (ann) to help me plan my next move, i take scottrade's free, in-branch seminars... plus, their live webinars. i use daily market commentary to improve my strategy. and my local scottrade office guides my learning every step of the way. because they know i don't trade like everybody. i trade like me. i'm with scottrade. (announcer) scottrade... ranked "highest in customer loyalty for broker
for all americans. that will be the debate we will ave and the president is happily -- president obama is and the white house and that focus will be between the white house and the speaker, but the fact is that the american people have a lot to lose in that equation. the equities that you must weigh in order to make further cuts on top of $1.60 trillion last year, $1.20 trillion in the budget control act, another 400 billion, with the si sequestration, and on top of that more cuts come as a blueprint not just for mediocrity, it is a road the poverty for many people in our country, and not worthy of the greatness of our country. one more. >> there is talk among the conservative house republicans and the leadership that they want to attack entitlement reform -- attached the totten reform. they want to cut social security and medicare to i asked if this could be used. there is some leverage there. are you worried that republicans >> theydown this route want to use medicare, medicaid, social security to reduce the deficit. >> they want entitlement reform in exchange for the debt limit. >>
collapse and almost certain exit from the eurozone. last night's gala dinner for president obama in israel was attended by many high-ranking government officials. but last week, the white house requested one additional invitation - special guest yityish aynaw , otherwise known as miss israel 20-13. aynaw made history this year, becoming the first miss israel of ethiopian heritage since the pageant began in 19-50. she spoke exclusively with c-n-n earlier this week as she prepared for the special event. fredericka whitfield reports >> reporter: nearly ten years after her arrival as an ethiopian immigrant in the holy land, yatyish aynaw gained worldwide attention when she was chosen as the first black miss israel: a triumph that has led to a dinner invitation date with the first black president of the united states. the 21-year-old beauty queen served in the israeli army and worked as a sales clerk in a clothing store before a friend entered her name in the contest. within a matter of weeks, she was invited to an exclusive 120-seat gala dinner for barack obama in honor of his first visit to i
the obama administration is doing it again. >> did you see the pictures of president obama playing golf with tiger woods this weekend? neither did we. >> the media covering the president was shutout. the press corps complained. >> fox news' ed henry speaking in his role as white house correspondents' association president said, "it is not about golf. it's about transparency and access in a broader sense." >> the president should have in all fairness due to transparency released some photographs of him either teeing off with tiger or perhaps when they finished. the american people deserve to see what the president of the united states is doing. >> stephen: absolutely. this is about transparency. about a free press holding our leader accountable. i mean it's one thing to keep us in the dark about a fleet of flying robo-assassins. but a round of golf on your day off? where's the judicial oversight? oh, i suppose white house lawyers have drawn up some convoluted legal justification for using a five-wood on a par three! there are a lot of holes in this story, folks. specifically, 18. america
democrats, but particularly at the clinton white house they were interested in getting copies of "the weekly standard." obama, i don't think so. but the people in politics read it. particularly republicans. not just elected officials but consultants, strategists, people in government and so on read it. and then we have, we make sure that we have a great readership in the journalistic community in washington. i mean, about 400 copies on the weekend on sunday. they get one at home. and which if you get one on sunday, right, they have a lot better chance of reading it than they would if they get it in the office on monday when they are flooded with other things. so you have the political community, the journalistic community and the academic community. being at the new republic, i remember how, how widely read the new republic was in the academic community. of course, they did not like my stuff. i get letters saying why are you there? at the conservative academic community is a lot smaller, but we circulate among them, too. when you have that great readership, it helps. >> in the wikipedia site
. because obama does not want anyone to see is beautiful house. >> her feelings are hurt. >> that was the highlight of our trip for the students. >> this is an opportunity some of us never get again. >> it is a very unfortunate circumstance. it is the result of the sequestered. >> officials say they have to make a choice between counseling tours and furloughing secret service agents. they also point to other painful cuts. the air traffic control towers and small cities facing closure to the reduced hours at the national archives. >> we come cuts and science research in the national let president obama visit illinois illinois. >> they did not turn the fact, they cut into muscle and bone. >> the program enticed into end joined the marines of first place which will be cut. >> you don't get to maintain a job as a service member's wife. we did a lot. this was a little fund thing in return for everything we do. >> back at 1600 pennsylvania avenue the students want to get up close to the white house are in said getting a tour in broken government. >> we should have got of the ho
, this is charlie rose. >> rose: president obama will travel to the mile east this week. it will be his first time visiting since he entered the white house four years ago. he will meet newly reelected prime minister benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem on wednesday. the president has often been criticized for his distance relationship with the israeli leader but many see this visit as a chance to make things better. much is at stake as israel grapples with a nuclear iran and a lagging peace process. joining me, aaron david miller, vice president of woodrow wilson international center for scholars and a former middle east advisor to democratic and republican secretaries state. here in new york, steven cook of the council on foreign relations. i'm pleased to have both of them back on this program. let me begin with you steven what's the hope of this trip? >> well, the hope is at least officially for the president to reset his relationship with the israeli leader and the israeli people. as you pointed out. there's been some difficulty in the relationship between the leaders. there's been rhetoric the way
obama of very frivolous and lavish spending on a lifestyle within the white house. have a listen to how she characterized it. >> now we find out that there are five chefs on air force one. there are two projectionists who operate the white house movie theater. they regularly sleep at the white house in order to be readily available in case the first family wants a really, really late show. we are also the ones who are paying for someone to walk the president's dog. >> all right. so i'm going to re-join that story in a moment. but i want that take you right back to israel right now, because that news conference we've been awaiting with president shimon peres and united states president, president obama, has begun. and i want to listen in. let's turn up the mics. >> and see that we can agree and discuss it openly and freely. after the meeting we just had, i feel more confidence that your vision can be transformed the middle east. your vision is achievable. you arrived here already with an impressive record of answering our needs. particularly and unforgetably in the domain of security. i
.com. richard, you were in the white house during the clinton years. there seemed to be a lot of progress between israel and the palestinians in terms of peace. not nearly the progress we're seeing now in the president obama administration. >> this is something that president clinton really focused on. a lot of progress was made. we saw in president obama's first term a reluctance to dive into this. maybe because he couldn't find a solution. he left most of this to secretary of state hillary clinton. now i think this trip is to sort of shore up and do some of the things he couldn't get done in that first term and show israel we are really there for him. it's been a successful trip so far for him. >> you have spent a lot of time in the region. what's the significance of john kerry being there before the president and staying there after the president leaves. >> i think it shows this is more than just a photo-op. the white house is trying to downplay expectations but at the same time, they're laying the groundwork for greater involvement and more discussions. we will see if the secretary of
? it's been three years and over 30 failed attempts at repeal by house republicans. the law was upheld by the supreme court, president obama was even reelected. some republican governors are planning for the expansion. >>> up next, marco rube yo and rand paul, who has the juice on the right wing? this will be fun for people on the left. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. there's nothing better than salon color, full of beautiful highlights and lowlights. that's why nice'n easy builds dimension into every shade. so here's a challenge: love the gorgeous dimension of nice'n easy or we'll pay for a salon color. take the salon challenge, from nice'n easy. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you could. go national. go like a pro. [ male announcer ] how could switchgrass in argentina, change
terror, which has grown 700% under the obama administration. the man who signs off on the kill list from a basement office in the white house, john brennan, unpakistan alone, there have been more than 300 drone strikes in the last decade, killing thousands of al-qaeda and taliban but more than 300 civilians, as well. a world away, in remote village you can hear them, like a decides stand muted chain saw. michael: and that, of course is abc news covering that story. we invite now lindsay moran the author of blowing my cover with, my life as a c.i.a. spy. lindsay, thanks for coming on "the young turks." >> thanks for having me. michael: we don't know as americans this is unusual for the intelligence community to be working so tightly with the military. >> we've always supported the military and they've supported us. where we've seen a huge shift particularly with this drone program is that the c.i.a. seems to be less and less in the business of gathering and analyzing intelligence, and much more in the business of targeting people for drone strikes. i think it's time to take stock of that
bank and then he took his message directly to the israeli people. our chief white house correspondent chuck todd traveling with the president, with us once again tonight from jerusalem. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. well, he was playing the role of diplomat in chief. president obama today trying to persuade both israelis and palestinians to make some concessions to try to move the peace process forward. but as has been the case for years, everyone is struggling to get past the negotiating the terms of the negotiation stage. touching down in the west bank on his second day in the middle east, the president met with palestinian leader mahmoud abbas amid heavy security and palestinian protest. mr. obama told the palestinian president he needs to drop demands that israelis first stop building settlements in the west bank as a precondition to peace talks. >> if the expectation is that we can only have direct negotiations when everything is settled ahead of time, then there's no point for negotiations. >> reporter: still, abbas indicated it was a sticking point. >>
billion in across-the-board sequestration cuts and heads to president obama for his signature. the house also approved paul ryan's budget proposal which would cut 4.6 trillion dollars over 10 years, repeal the 2010 health care law and replace traditional medicare with a government subsidy to purchase health insurance. the house will return tuesday, april 9. we will have live coverage. meanwhile, a live look in the u.s. senate chamber. the senators will be speaking throughout the day. 50 hours of debate underway in the u.s. senate and you can follow that on c-span two. we expect a round of amendment votes this afternoon. among the amendments they have debated and voted on, the proposal by house republicans, the ryan budget, which failed in the senate as an amendment by a vote of 40-59, and they also passed narrowly an amendment the medicalveal device tax in the 2010 health care law. again, the debate is underway. we caught up with a capitol hill reporter for inside information on the budget proposals in the house and senate. among the amendments they have debated and .ost: let's talk abou
pictures here of the international airport in tel aviv where president obama's motorcade has just pulled up. there will be a short departure ceremony before airforce one takes off for jordan. but up next, it's budget busting. paul ryan's plan passes the house and the senate promptly rejects it. is there any hope of compromise? tomorrow is the anniversary of the president's health care law. what is going to happen to his brother's senate seat? we're following developing news out of the u.s. marine corps base in quantico, virginia as well where officials say a murder-suicide has left three marines dead. but first, a look ahead at today's politics planner. i know chuck has 2:10 eastern time, pacific versus miami circled. i on the other hand have it's 6:50 technically tip off time for the florida gulf coast vs. my georgetown hoyas. please let us win. and in the meantime you're watching "daily rundown" only on msnbc. ♪ [ acoustic guitar: upbeat ] [ dog ] we found it together. on a walk, walk, walk. love to walk. yeah, we found that wonderful thing. and you smiled. and threw it. and i decided i
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: nicole petallides, thanks. they don't have enough money to keep the white house doors open. so why is the obama administration handing out to people in the middle east? we'll explore that debate ahead. not enough time to get the chores done? there's a modern day solution, hire a wife. they'll explain it next. ♪ look what mommy is having. mommy's having a french fry. yes she is, yes she is. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. 100% vegetable juice, with three of your daily vegetable servings in every little bottle. >> welcome back. 51 minutes past the hour. don't mess with bill cosby and his famous sweaters. the comedian has filed a cease and desist order against a website named cosby sweaters.com. and he says the name infringes on his trademarks and the owner says he named is in honor of his idol has changed the name to next impulse sports. and police in northern ireland defusing a massive car bomb, explosives were inside the car and police believe that an ira splinter group was targeting a police department. and miles from where a g8 summit will be held in june. >> jes
with you, 5:00 a.m., the senate passes a budget. the house has already passed a budget. very stark differences between the two, everyone waiting for president obama to weigh in on this. i guess my question to you is, despite those stark differences, do you see this as the beginning of negotiations toward a compromise? >> i frankly take this as a constructive sign. it gives the guidelines for the senate to go pass appropriations bill. under what's called protection. they don't require 16 votes. and this sets up, then, the normal flow of congress. with house passing the budget with less spending. senate democrats passing a budget with more spending and
this? government. the department of labor uses interns. the white house uses interns. >> only for-profit companies. >> this has been the law since 1947 the obama administration has done nothing but reiterate and reissue these basic issue. >> if this rule were enforced it would kill my program. >> you have questions? >> my name is christina web texas state university i am a dietician major. in order to become a diet tiggs we have to do an internship. >> are they unpaid? >> most except government ones. >> she is forced to do it. that's by her college. sounds like the college is ripping people off. >> this is the real question here. it's not whether she should be paid or shouldn't be paid it's whether she had you hshould hav right to decide what compensation is. is compensation training, is compensation a line on your resume? i don't want these people to have the under the government the power of the state telling them you can't do an internship unless you are paid. >> do any of you think you can't decide for yourselves whether want to be paid with dollars as opposed to a line on you
,400. you know, it sounds like house speaker john boehner agrees with president obama when it comes to the debt crisis. listen to this. >> it could be a year, two years, three years, four years, it's not an immediate problem-- you agree with the president on that? >> yes, but his point as he went on to say in that interview is that we don't, we don't really need to do anything at this point and i would argue that we do need to do something. stuart: okay. joining us now is rich, the media watch dog. speaker boehner seems to be in line with the president, playing down the debt in the immediate future. i want to know how is the media responding to the latest salvo from speaker boehner? >> well, they're not really responding to speaker boehner and they didn't respond to the president he when he said something different on tuesday. on tuesday the president said it wasn't an immediate crisis, but he also said we had ten years, sustainable for ten years. stuart: hold on a second. are you saying that the establishment media is just ignoring the debt and what the president and speaker boehne
is standing by at the white house with more. rich? >> this announcement scheduled for inside the white house. it's about 10 minutes from now. thomas perez, president obama's choice to lead the department of labor. he comes directly from the department of justice where he's the head of the civil rights division, the division responsible for enforcing federal discrimination statutes. white house officials point to the fact that he helped settle the three largest fair lending cases in the department history as some of the reasons why he should be the head over at labor. however, republicans are pointing to a report issued by the department of justice's i.g. last week, the inspector general that basically said that division that perez leads is still in two camps. they're examples of harassment, inappropriate personnel attacks and the i.g.'s report basically found all those issues predate president obama's tenure in office. however, they really haven't been addressed to the satisfaction of the i.g., inspector general, thus far. mr. perez says he's worked with the department, that there have been
, should you shoot first and ask questions later if someone is in your house. go time. ♪ theme ♪ >> welcome to "the young turks." do you remember this dramatic moment in president obama's state of the union speech? >> deserves a vote, the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of oak creek and tucson and black berg and countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. cenk: that was the moment when some liberals and progressives made the mistake of getting excited. i was the bad guy. i pointed out that i don't believe it. first of all even if they got a vote it doesn't mean they won. second of all it turns out they're not going to get a vote. senator harry reid dismissing the idea of the assault weapons ban or ban of high capacity magazines would get a vote. quote: it's been clear that republicans a vote to the floor. my job is to bring a vote to the store. i can get 60 votes to proceed to that. we cannot have votes on everything unless i get something on the floor. it's a legislative impossible right now fo
is overheard saying. a cnn exclusive. jake tapper sat down with the house speaker john boehner and specifically asked the speaker about what the president was overheard saying. >> president obama arrived in israel today, he had some interesting comments for prime minister netanyahu on the tarmac. he said it is good to get away from congress. netanyahu laughed and said, believe me, i know. any reaction? >> so much for the charm offensive. >> but does a comment like that have any impact, you think? >> no, not really. president is meeting with the president of israel, he's got his legislative issues, the president has got his. comes with the territory. >> comes with the territory. >> i would rather be heckled than ignored or as i like to say, you only tease the ones you love. >> takes the full interview with the speaker, coming up for our north american viewers with "the lead" at 4:00 p.m. eastern. a lot of us remember some of the tense moments during the first four years, especially that meeting they had in the oval office when the prime minister seemed to be lecturing the president. there was an
tomorrow in the house would send the measure to president barack obama for his signature. it includes funding for the day-to-day operating budgets of every cabinet agency, and another 87- billion dollars for military operations in afghanistan and iraq. >> the unemployment rate for veterans dropped last year, according to a report out today from the u-s bureau of labor statistics. but veterans still lag behind non-veteranss in the job market. the unemployment rate for veterans who served in the military since the 2001 september 11th terrorist attacks dropped by two percentage points in 2012. >> the city > thebeall,.. california. they paid themselves up to $100,000 per year. this is when one in four residents are living below the poverty line. after the verdicts were read the continued deliberations on 10 counts the panel will return to court on thursday. >> the puppeteer is facing more allocations another shocker for fans of the kid's tv show - sesame strethe puppeteer who gave elmo his voice is facing a new and disturbing lawsuit. and the next edition of people behaving badly. >> jacq
spending by $875 billion. but it is so different from the drastic cuts recently passed by the house, that few if any expect the budgets to be reconciled and instead congress is expecting another fiscal battle in july when president obama will likely ask for increased borrowing power. president obama has returned to washington tonight after his trip to the middle east. the president took a break from diplomacy for the final leg of the trip touring the ancient city ever petra in jordan of the petra was built more than 2,000 years ago, carved out of stone between massive delivers. mr. obama called the scene royry spectacular." >> activists in san francisco gave training on how to protest against the keystone xl pipeline during president obama's upcoming visit. a few dozen gathered at federal building to take part in the training and if approved bit obama administration that pipeline could carry oil from alberta, to refineries on west coast. >> the struggle over california's mental health care of prisoners returns to court next week. a federal judge will consider w whetherbillions of
. >>> president obama is resting up today for another busy week ahead. marine one landed at the white house last night. the president returned from his four-day middle east tour. tomorrow he will speak at a naturalization ceremony for service members and civilians at the white house. he will also designate five new national monuments. they include the her it tubman under ground. >>> congratulations to the girls basketball team. the lady dragons won the first championship last night in sacramento. this is their second state title. they won the division three championship last year. >>> a lot of teams from southern california winning it this year. it was nice to see bishop was out representing. rosemary how are we looking? >> we have a great day in store. today could be the warmest day. let's talk about what is happening for your sunday. another round of chilly temperatures out there this morning. and a live look there you can see patchy fog has returned to parts of the bay area and along the coastline. a weaker northerly breeze and a bit of an on shore breeze here as brought back some of this. we
. for 40 years, the most number of republicans in the house was 192. today we have 230 something, and it is absolutely right to figure out what you did wrong, and the obama people outperformed republicans in a number of ways. the idea that we are on the brink of going out of business is overstated. >> do you think that there is with the report that the chairman put together and if the republican party is willing to commit to reach out, is that the answer to try to expand the party by paying people to put operatives out there, to make that connection, to look for ways to expand the party? >> that is a big part of it. i commend the chairman. it was a very thoughtful, thorough report. it has some good recommendations. the fact is the obama campaign and the democrats did a good job of having people out there. they did that better than we did. they had a presence in all communities you had that you needed to turn out, to win. >> donna, does it worry you that they will have democrats on their heels? >> i have put that aside "shade of gray" volume 3. i'm halfway through the report, and
. >> the question, 300 million is last year's money. that money was -- >> use that to keep the white house open. >> that was frozen by congress, and quietly, unfrozen, is the word they are using. and obama seeking 200 million already appropriated this year from pot that says 440 million, so we're walking around throwing out money, like little christmas goodies every time john ke kerrr barack obama visits a place. neil: you can see how americans are seeing this even federal contractors that are being laid off no rounds. >> furloughs are delayed by weeks, they threaten these will happen. neil: i get e-mails from them saying it is happening, you could be right. they hear something like this, and say, that does not wash, right. >> they are right, it does not wash, john kerry announced $250 million of new money for egypt when he was there last. this money -- >> 750 million in more than a week, you know. >> always treated like this is discretionary money, we can always do this, what are you naive person or bump kin criticizing this money. >> i find it interesting you kept staring at me when you said
obamacare, which was the central issue the last campaign where you remember president obama was re-elected, the senate went even more democratic, and the house democrats gained seats and won over a million more votes than the republicans. normal people would think that the obamacare issue might be settled. does anybody realistically think it's going away any time soon? the republican fantasy budget reduces taxes dramatically without a hint of how it would be possible. without exploding the deficit or dramatically raising taxes on the middle class. this is consistent with what the romney ryan ticket said on the campaign trail last fall. the same issue where they dodged, assembled, and ignored the perfectly reasonable question how is it possible? six months later it's back in the budget but there's still -- but there still is no answer. during the last 40 years there have been only four budgets without deficits. the last three clinton budgets and the one that george bush inherited from bill clinton. in each case taxes as a percentage of the total economy were over 20%. in this republ
is raising serious questions about the obama administration's handling of the benghazi terror attacks and the aftermath. senator lindsey graham accuses the white house of telling injured survivers of those attacks to quote, be quite and not share their stories. now he's willing to do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of this happen. >> i'm going to hold up the pweufs the senate until we get the survivors on record. i've talked to a couple. their story is chilling. they are scared to death to come forward without some institutional support. jon: let's talk about it with bret baier the anchor of special report and a guy who has done a great deal of reporting on what happened in the benghazi situation. there are 33 survivors of the attacks who were evacuated from the diplomatic facilities there, bret? >> reporter: yes, jon, a lot of them fall into the cia category and probably will not be heard from, undercover agents. you do have at least four state department officials, state department security and a contractor who were injured in the attack, and you have people like senator grah
for the attack. president obama announced his pick for labor secretary today, assistant attorney general thomas perez. at the white house, the president said perez' story is a reminder of the country's promise. perez is the son of immigrants from the dominican republic. if confirmed, perez would head the labor department as the president pushes an overhaul of immigration laws and a minimum wage increase. the small community of steubenville, ohio, will back a wider investigation into the rape of a 16-year-old girl. yesterday, a judge found trent mays and ma'lik richmond guilty of sexually assaulting the girl after a party when she was too drunk to move or speak. the high school football players were sentenced to at least one year in juvenile prison and must register as sex offenders. next month a grand jury will consider whether those who failed to speak up-- including parents and coaches-- can be charged. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: the day's biggest economic story came from europe, where old worries about debt, bailouts, and public anger found new
. >>> the calendar says march 19th but it's st. patrick's day in washington. president obama meeting with the irish prime minister earlier today. and this hour, they're attending a house speaker john boehner's annual friend of ireland's luncheon. tonight the president leaves on his first visit to israel since taking off. the trip includes stops in the west bank town of ramallah and the country of jordan. >>> budget battles heating up today on capitol hill. both house and senate likely to vote on the budget proposal. but once again, not surprising, the parties split over taxes, spending cuts, and the deficit. house republicans and democrats from the house are now trying to make their case. >> the republican budget, the same baby with a new dip somewhere there is diaper will have be changed once again. reality is, this budget is very little difference between this budget and the ryan republican budgets of the past. >> you want more tax and spend or you want a future that balances. the question is always why, one or the other. the democrats' tax and spend, you get the same economy that you've had righ
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